The Sarah Rogers McClure Memorial Scholarship has been established through the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation in memory of an exceptional sister.
Sarah Rogers McClure, from Newburgh, Indiana, joined Phi Sigma Rho in 1988 as part of the Alpha chapter’s Epsilon pledge class. She was a caring and hard-working sister and friend. She was known, not only for her commitment and follow-through, but for her kindness, her respect for others, and for being there for others whenever and however she was needed. She had a relentlessly positive attitude and an infectious smile. Sarah graduated from Purdue University with a Chemical Engineering degree in 1991 and went to work for the Department of Energy. In 1995, she took a position with Procter & Gamble as a Health, Safety, and Environmental professional. Sarah married Bill McClure in 2002 and adopted daughter Ann from China in 2004.
Sarah was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. She fought the disease while moving on with her life and also inspiring and educating others through her involvement with awareness and fundraising campaigns. As a dedicated runner, Sarah continued to run marathons throughout her years of treatment, even after chemotherapy and hip replacement surgery.
Sarah ultimately completed her journey, and sadly, passed away with cancer in December 2010. Not surprisingly, she continued to "give" by donating her body to medical science.
Upon her death, a variety of tributes were made in her honor. Notably, donations of over $8,000 were made in her name to the Komen Tissue Bank, and a conference room was named in her honor at Procter & Gamble, with a plaque reading “In Celebration of Her Service to Others; Your faith, friendship, and courage inspire us and continue to lift us up. Thank you for touching our hearts and our lives in such a special way.”